Cathedral City Tree Lighting Ceremony - Palm Springs Life

Cathedral City Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bring the entire family to the “Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony” and “North Pole Village” on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in front of Cathedral City’s City Hall to celebrate the “most wonderful time of the year!”

The annual event includes a lit Hollywood-style movie set themed as Main Street at Santa’s North Pole. Snow-Fest captures all the holiday spirit and places it at one event with holiday music, Santa Claus, holiday tree lighting ceremony, candy canes, bike giveaways for kids, and a free movie at the Mary Pickford Theatre. Free admission and free parking.

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Shortly after Santa’s arrival at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, Mayor Ernesto Gutteriez will preside over the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony.  The holiday tree will remain up and lit through the beginning of the New Year. Shortly after the Tree Lighting, the award-winning Cathedral City High School Choir will perform a limited holiday concert for your enjoyment.

North Pole Village
Thanks to the Cathedral City Public Arts Commission and the amazing work by the theatrical stage artists from the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre and local artists, the “North Pole Village” comes to life in front of City Hall. This Hollywood-style movie set depicts “main street” at Santa’s North Pole – all lit with holiday lights. It is the ultimate backdrop for family holiday pictures and selfies. Best of all, the “North Pole Village” will remain as a static display with holiday music playing in the evenings all the way through the beginning of the New Year and ending on January 9, 2023.



Dec 07 2022


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Cathedral City - City Hall
68700 Avenue Lalo Guerrero, Cathedral City, CA, USA